JAY-Z certainly captured the attention of Twitter Friday with the release of his 10-track album "4:44," even if it's only available exclusively on Tidal.
The rapper's first record in four years is loaded with confessions, disses and revelations about personal issues, including his mother's sexuality and cheating on his wife Beyoncé. According to JAY-Z, the album's name is inspired by waking up at 4:44 a.m. one morning to write the title track, which is among the most revealing songs on the record.
The rapper's name shot to the top of Twitter's trends, with even major A-list influencers including Kevin Hart and DJ Khaled tweeting about it.
Take a look at some of the reactions below.
When you've not listened to Jay Z 's album but everyone is talking about it pic.twitter.com/tgX1IGV7fW— Omoniyi Israel (@omoissy) June 30, 2017
🗣 YOU RAPPERS ABOUT TO HAVE TO START RAPPING AGAIN!!!! WORD TO GLORIA CARTER'S SON. ✔️— M ! L L Z ¥ (@JAE_MILLZ) June 30, 2017
Today will be dedicated to listing to Jay Z's new album on repeat.— Solace (@Issa_GOLD) June 30, 2017
Jay Z said yall rappers seat fillers walking around like you made Thriller! Yesss.— K. Michelle (@kmichelle) June 30, 2017
The reason you don't have Jay Z new album is because you don't support black businesses. @Tidalhifi— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 30, 2017
Thank God the heavens heard our cry. We get to listen to some REAL RAP LYRICS. Good music do something to me— K. Michelle (@kmichelle) June 30, 2017
jay really made an I'm 47 Years Old And A Dad And Husband And I've Made Some Mistake But Also Learned A Lot Of Shit rap album and it's great— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) June 30, 2017
If you're looking for that, "yeah yeah yeah" "huh what" "skirrrr skiiiirk" "scraaape scraape" st💩ff..— ELITE Athletic Prog. (@SAVAGE_PROGRAM) June 30, 2017
Then Jay Z album ain't for you
A new Jay Z album just what the world needed 🔥🔥— Casey Veggies (@CaseyVeggies) June 30, 2017
How Jay Z coming at mumble rap pic.twitter.com/OOypgFGKT2— Legends (@LegendsofCH) June 30, 2017
Hands Down Jay Z got the best Album OMGG this is Real Music. Shit Almost made me Cry. He Rapp that Pain Shit can't Help it this Shit Real 🎶💯— Dexter 🌊 (@FamousDex) June 30, 2017
How women on the TL reacting to the fact that Jay Z "finally grew up" at 47 vs. how men reacting pic.twitter.com/C21QsGdk1m— RT MY PINNED TWEET (@LightsPlease___) June 30, 2017
Jay Z is without a doubt one of the most intelligent musicians to ever do it. The man's hustle is unparalleled.— Fancy_Bear.GRU (@JayOhEeElEyeEe) June 30, 2017
Beyonce spilled her truth, jayz spilled his. Now it's time for a fire joint album. Let's all heal pic.twitter.com/ib0qqppCYH— brandon (@RoyalLightness) June 30, 2017
Y'all relationship with Jay Z a little crazy... I remember days of a timeline full of slander— ROYCE (@Royceda59) June 30, 2017
Jay Z gave black men a hand book to life: accept responsibility, invest, generate generational wealth, be confident & create a legacy.— King Kay (@umm_Kay) June 30, 2017
When you like both Jay Z and Kanye and 4:44 fire but Jay throwing shots at Kanye in it pic.twitter.com/XSBNIcACF1— Mal 🇭🇹🇺🇸 (@Dancing_Mal) June 30, 2017
Jay Z 4:44 album Responded Beyonce lemonade, Dissed Future, New school rappers, Kardashian, Kayne & Admit he cheated pic.twitter.com/6k0Ps17wvz— Saul (@saulacee) June 30, 2017
Jay Z saving hip hop again. Phewwww Trap music almost got away with it . Thank you HOV!— Deacon 'Dolapo (@dollycent) June 30, 2017
Jay Z album make you want to sell your Gucci belt and invest in property 😂💯 #JayZ444— Secure the Bagg🔨💰 (@_Black40) June 30, 2017
Some of y'all forgot Jay Z know how to rap. Like, really well.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) June 30, 2017
When Kanye heard "Kill Jay Z" pic.twitter.com/U0KWVy1Fkx— Spitta (@VuhSayCee) June 30, 2017
Jay Z album isn't for the clubs. It's for the culture! Don't have other men playing with your kids! Get your credit up! And invest wealth— PartyWithWolves (@PartyWithWolves) June 30, 2017